sixty seconds

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

an accident that will tear any person with a heart apart........ in other words a tragedy

Sixty seconds by: Whitney WallaceGive me a second and I’ll fix what isn’t broken

.Give me a minute and I’ll say the words unspoken.

Give me an hour and I’ll fix the mistake

But give me a flashback and you’ll see my heart break.

Show me a child that had to close its eyes

Give me a truth and ill give you some lies

Tear my heart to pieces then expect me to confide.

Judge me by the scars I hide behind.

Take a child away from a loving mother.

Take a sister away from the others.

They seem to trust you but I can’t see how.

Most of me hates you right here right now.

But at least you made it almost believable.

Every plan is inconceivable.

Take me back to that collision.

Where love and hate had to make a decision.

You took it from me in an uncontrollable fight.

Now it can’t ever experience mornings light.

I made a promise to that child that I just couldn’t keep.

What I’ve sewn together I must now reap.

Give me two years and it will still be there.

Give me a second to tell the child I care.

Sixty seconds let me go.

Getting higher and sinking low.

I had the power to stop it I had control.

Now an innocent life must pay the toll.

One step backward and six feet down.

Close your eyes and can’t mute the sound.

For I am alone I am broken.

But the sound dies away with the words unspoken.

Submitted: January 02, 2007

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I liked this one alot. Its one of your best. Try to arrange your poems so they dont run together like a novel or a letter. Not only will this help you catch spelling errors, but it will allow the reader to savior every line. Im not picking on you, just trying to help someone with great potential.

Tue, January 2nd, 2007 5:34am

glenda vautrin

great poem i can feel the emotions that went into it.

Tue, January 2nd, 2007 9:04pm


You might want to edit your poetry on-site. Booksie usually has a mind of it's own on people's presentations, but when it's scrunched up like that, it makes it so difficult to read. If you go to "Your Space" and edit it directly, it should work for you.

Tue, January 2nd, 2007 10:50pm


very poetic I loved it :)

Wed, January 3rd, 2007 5:37am

Lord Hoth

very good

Mon, April 9th, 2007 4:34am


Excellent beginning, and I loved the way you dressed the meaning. I got a good grasp of the emotions and I can't ask for any more in a poem!

Mon, November 19th, 2007 4:45am

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